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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tools and Resources for Health Care Preparedness and Response

  • Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool: The Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool is a user-friendly peer assessment tool that was designed to identify gaps in a hospital’s preparedness and help assess its ability to respond to a mass casualty event.  The tool takes the form of an essentially no-notice drill, and incorporates the real-life considerations of healthcare delivery in acute care settings.  Learn More >>
  • Health Care Coalition Surge TestThe Health Care Coalition (HCC) Surge Test is designed to help health care coalitions identify gaps in their surge planning through a no- or low-notice drill. The test evaluates a coalition’s ability to work in a coordinated way to find appropriate destinations for patients using a simulated evacuation of up to three patient care facilities.   Learn More >>
  • ASPR TRACIE:  Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness. 

  • This page last reviewed: March 29, 2021